Eight Gigs: Wrekmeister Harmonies

Tues., Dec. 8, Starlite Lounge, 8 p.m., $10

Photo by jaimin townsely

Although it seems like you can throw a rock and hit a new doom project's rehearsal space, this realization can be a positive experience. J.R. Robinson is the mastermind behind the fabulous Wrekmeister Harmonies collective, which just released the two-track Night of Your Ascension opus on boutique label Thrill Jockey Records. And while it's highly unlikely all of the players (members of the Body, Einsturzende Neubauten, Indian, Yakuza, Buried At Sea) who contributed to his new album will be in Sacramento, expect a lesson in ambiance among well-calculated bursts of distortion and screams. 1517 21st Street, www.wrekmeisterharmonies.net.